Sara is a partner in the Litigation, Government Investigations, and Healthcare practice groups, and serves on the firm’s Diversity and Hiring Committees. An award-winning former federal prosecutor, she handles internal corporate investigations, responses to government audits and investigations, grand jury representations, white-collar criminal defense, and appellate matters. She has particular experience dealing with healthcare, public corruption, bank fraud, pension fraud, mortgage fraud, and international investigative demands.
Before joining AGG, Sara served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Northern District of New York, where she was, variously, the Financial Institutions Fraud Attorney, the Healthcare Fraud Coordinator, and the Professional Responsibility Officer. From 2007-2009, Sara was one of several attorneys detailed by the Department of Justice to Ukraine, where she worked closely with representatives of the Ukrainian Government on an anti-corruption program that included (1) drafting a comprehensive code of professional ethics and conflicts of interest for public servants; (2) developing an effective system for financial declarations; and (3) establishing internal investigation units within selected government ministries. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Sara served as a trial attorney and senior litigation counsel in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division in the Department of Justice. Following her graduation from law school, she was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Bruce M. Selya in the District of Rhode Island.